Aaron Mooy scored his second goal for the club last time out, but the Seagulls were beaten 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium against AFC Bournemouth.
Two goals in four first half minutes for the hosts – one from Harry Wilson and the second an own goal from Pascal Gross, were added to by Callum Wilson after the break before the Australian midfielder’s consolation nine minutes from time.
The Hammers come into Saturday's game following a 2-0 defeat at home to table-topping Liverpool on Wednesday. A penalty from Mohamed Salah and a second-half goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were enough for Jurgen Klopp’s men to stay top of the table.
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Graham Potter confirmed that the side will be without defender Shane Duffy for the game this weekend. Dan Burn and Jose Izquierdo also remain sidelined.
In his pre-match press conference on Thursday, the head coach said, "Shane had a collision injury on his shin and he just needed to clear that up, we’re hopeful he can be available next weekend against Watford."
West Ham will be missing Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks, Felipe Anderson, Michail Antonio, and Jack Wilshere.
Our last fixture…
AFC Bournemouth 3
Gross (41, OG)
Albion line-up: Ryan (GK), Alzate, Dunk, Webster, Bernardo (Connolly 60); Jahanbakhsh (Trossard 60), Stephens, Gross (March 60), Propper, Mooy; Maupay.
Subs not used: Button (GK), Schelotto, Duffy, Murray.
Their last fixture…
West Ham United 0
West Ham line-up: Fabianski (GK); Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Masuaka, Ngakia; Snodgrass, Noble, Rice; Lanzini (sub: Fornals 69), Haller.
Subs not used: Randolph (GK), Balbuena, Zabaleta, Cardoso, Sanchez, Ajeti.
The West Ham player to watch…
Sébastien Haller has scored six times in 21 league appearances since his arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer. The Frenchman opened his account for the club with a brace in the 3-1 win at Watford in August, before finding the net against Norwich City seven days later.
Goals against Crystal Palace, Southampton and AFC Bournemouth have followed, with his effort against the Cherries coming in a resounding 4-0 win on New Year’s Day.
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